How to Cook Yummy Pickled Chrysanthemum Turnips

Pickled Chrysanthemum Turnips.

You can have Pickled Chrysanthemum Turnips using 12 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Pickled Chrysanthemum Turnips

  1. Prepare 8 of Small Turnips OR 1 large Turnip.
  2. You need of *Note: Today I used 1 large Turnip. I couldn’t find small ones.
  3. Prepare of *Note: Red Radishes can be used.
  4. You need 1 cup of Water.
  5. Prepare 1/2 tablespoon of Salt.
  6. Prepare of Marinade.
  7. Prepare 4 tablespoons of Rice Vinegar.
  8. Prepare 2 tablespoons of Sugar.
  9. You need 1/4 teaspoon of Salt.
  10. Prepare 4 tablespoons of Water.
  11. You need 2 cm of Kombu (Kelp) *cut into thin strips.
  12. Prepare A few of slices Chilli *optional.

Pickled Chrysanthemum Turnips step by step

  1. Wash Turnips, cut off the top and bottom. Peel off the skin. (*Note: Don’t peel the skin of Red Radishes.) If you use a large Turnip, cut off the top and bottom, then cut into 3cm cubes..
  2. Place a piece of Turnip (OR Radish) on a chopping board, stem side down, and slice 1-2mm thin from one end to the other. To avoid accidentally cutting all the way though, I strongly recommend to place 2 chopsticks on the board..
  3. Turn it 90 degrees, hold the slices together firmly, then slice in the same way. Repeat with remaining Turnip pieces (OR Radishes)..
  4. In a bowl, mix Water and Salt. Soak them in this salty water for 1 hour. *Note: Scraps can be pickled together, or use them for soup or other dishes..
  5. Make the marinade. Combine all the ingredients..
  6. Gently squeeze the softened Turnip pieces (OR Radishes) to remove salt water, and place in a small container that they can just fit in. Pour the marinade over, cover with a lid, and set aside in a cool place or in the fridge overnight OR 1-2 days..
  7. *Note: It’s a good idea to marinate them in a ziplock bag. Keep everything in the bag and remove the air, so that the Turnip pieces (OR Radishes) can stay in this amount of marinade..
  8. To serve, squeeze the marinade, spread the tips to make it look like Chrysanthemum Flower. Add some Chilli OR Yuzu Rind (OR Lemon Rind) slice in the centre..

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